SOS parent: A special profession

Being an SOS parent is a special profession with unique duties and challenges. It is often described as a calling and a vocation, but vocational training is a key step to becoming an SOS parent.

Babies are often brought to SOS Children's Villages (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) - Photo: S. Gubelic

One of the challenges is the integration of the past of each child into a new family life - Photo: C. Mathisse

The SOS mother is the centre of the family (Santa Cruz, Bolivia) - Photo: B. Neeleman